What are the signs of spiritual awakening?

Have you recently been experiencing strange feelings or odd thoughts? Have you been feeling drawn to develop a deeper understanding of your path in life? If so, you may be going through a spiritual awakening. A spiritual awakening occurs when your consciousness begins to expand and you gain an understanding of the deeper meaning of life. Understanding and accepting that there is more to life than just the physical reality can provide an awakening of the soul and an inner peace that can be difficult to attain otherwise.

If you are feeling these sensations and wondering whether they indicate a spiritual awakening, there are some tell-tale signs that can help identify an opening of spiritual consciousness.

Index of contents
  1. 1. Disconnection or Detachment
  2. 2. Physical Symptoms
  3. 3. Shifts in Priorities and Values
  4. 4. Transformation of the Inner Self
  5. 5. Dark Nights of the Soul
  6. 6. Increased Intuition and Awareness
  7. 7. A Deep Connection with All That Is
  8. Conclusion

1. Disconnection or Detachment

One of the primary signs of a spiritual awakening is starting to feel disconnected or detached from one’s usual day-to-day life. This detachment can manifest itself in different ways, such as feeling disinterested in activities that were once enjoyable, feeling a lack of connection to people that were once considered close, or feeling a loss of motivation. This detachment can be disconcerting at first, as it may feel like losing a part of the identity. This feeling is a sign that the person is freeing themselves from the worldly identity and transitioning into the higher self.

2. Physical Symptoms

The energy associated with a spiritual awakening can have physical effects on the body. Although these effects vary from person to person, they can include body tremors or shivering, feeling vertigo, chills, headaches or pain, feeling unbalanced or dizzy, increased sensitivity to light, or experiencing unusual smells or noises.

3. Shifts in Priorities and Values

The search for a deeper understanding can cause shifts in your values and priorities. Instead of pursuing goals that are in pursuit of material possessions or power, the spiritual journey may lead to different goals that are more focused on personal growth, living with gratitude, looking inward and finding balance. During this journey, purpose and meaning become increasingly important, and life can become more about fulfilling that purpose than striving for possessions.

4. Transformation of the Inner Self

The goal of a spiritual awakening is often to gain an understanding of the inner self. As a result, the experience may involve taking a deep look into thoughts, feelings, beliefs and emotions to gain clarity. This process can cause significant shifts in identifying and releasing any limiting beliefs, judgment and fear.

5. Dark Nights of the Soul

The spiritual journey is not always a pleasant one. Dark nights of the soul can occur as part of the transition. During this dark night, the person may feel isolated or lost, melancholic and without direction or without a strong feeling that life has meaning. These can be incredibly difficult times, but they signify an important transition and understanding must be achieved before further progress can be made.

6. Increased Intuition and Awareness

Intuition plays an important part on a spiritual journey. As awareness increases, so too does the person’s ability to understand the big picture and see potential solutions behind challenges and decisions. Not only can this help in the spiritual journey, but can also seep into other areas of life, making certain decisions easier to make.

7. A Deep Connection with All That Is

Once the spiritual journey has begun, the desire to gain a deeper understanding of the bigger picture often leads to a quest for finding a deeper connection to all living things. Through this connection, the person may experience and understand the interconnectedness of all beings and nature.


Going through a spiritual awakening can be a confusing and even frightening experience. But it can turn into a rewarding journey as a person begins to understand the deeper meaning of life and fulfill their purpose. By familiarizing yourself with the signs and understanding the struggles of the journey, you can open yourself up to self-discovery and be ready to walk the path of a spiritual awakening.

Nancy Crawford Smith

Nancy is a registered nurse who has trained in various energy therapies, including Reiki and Maya Abdominal Therapy. She uses a combination of body work, energy therapies, and spiritual healing to assist individuals in a holistic healing journey.

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